There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. — Albert Einstein

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever…– Isak Dinesen

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. — Buddha

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. — Anonymous

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin–real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.– Alfred D. Souza

There is no Challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself. — Michael F. Staley

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.–Jim Ryun

We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all the motives which produced them.– François de la Rochefoucauld

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them. —  Alfred Adler

A dying man needs to dye, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless to resist. —  Steward Alsop

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. —  Richard David Bach

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.–  Oscar Wilde

Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.  —  Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco

Those who gossip with you will gossip of you.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. — Maya Angelou

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. — Erica Jong,

When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I’ll have no ego to injure. — Aaron McGruder,

Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon. —  David Assael,

I am going to concentrate on what’s important in life. I’m going to strive everyday to be a kind and generous and loving person. I’m going to keep death right here, so that anytime I even think about getting angry at you or anybody else, I’ll see death and I’ll remember. — Diane Frolov

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. — Isaac Asimov

Nothing is as far away as one minute ago. — Jim Bishop

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. –James Allen